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Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers Ride Cross Country For Cancer Awareness

After a University of Washington student and Theta Chi brother died of brain cancer in 2006, the brothers of the chapter started the Kyle Charvat Foundation to assist and bring awareness to college-aged cancer patients. According to this article, the nonprofit organization helps to pay for their expenses, medications, physical therapy, and transportation to and from their treatments.  The current president of the chapter clearly sees the connection between the mission of the fraternity and his own role in helping others. The 40 day bike ride will help to raise at least $20,000 towards the Kyle Charvat Foundation. Way to go, and keep up the great work! Theta Chi #fraternity brothers ride cross country to raise awareness for #college aged cancer patients: — Michael Ayalon (@GreekUniversity) June 22, 2016


UT’s 13 Panhellenic Sororities Raise $40,000 To Build School in Haiti

I loved reading this article today talking about Ginny Carroll’s continued work with Circle of Sisterhood to rally sorority women around the cause of educating women that are facing poverty and oppression. The fact that 13 Panhellenic sororities at the University of Tennessee raised $40,000 in two years to build a school in Haiti is just incredible. Additional tax deductible donations for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation can be made here:

University of Michigan Fraternities Raise $60,000 for Autism (video)

Great job by the University of Michigan with 19 fraternities raising $60,000 to go towards GPS devices for autistic children who might wander off. They plan to talk about it at Alpha Sigma Phi in Ann Arbor along with the parents of a Troy boy who died in 2012. Sean Taglione was autistic, and the 12 year old boy wandered from his home and was hit by a car. University of Michigan fraternities raised $60,000 for families of autistic children (video): — Michael Ayalon (@GreekUniversity) March 31, 2016  


Alpha Tau Omega’s Jump For Judes at Austin Peay Raises $100K in 5 years

Check out this video of Austin Peay’s ATO chapter and their “Jump For Judes” fundraiser. “Jump for Judes” is a jumping marathon complete with live music, food, inflatables, and many trampolines. The entire family can come out and participate in this event, and the money raised goes to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. According to this article, over the last 5 years, the chapter has raised over $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and they presented the hospital with a check for $20,000 earlier this semester. This is fraternity done right! Alpha Tau Omega’s “Jump for Jude’s” at Austin Peay raises $100,000 in 5 years! — Michael Ayalon (@GreekUniversity) March 23, 2016